Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) MSc

Middlesex University
Em London (Reino Unido)

£8.200 - (R$31.223)

Informação importante

  • Master
  • London (Reino Unido)
  • Duração:
    1 Year
  • Quando:

Clinical biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of the human body and how it is affected by disease. It's a fascinating subject which combines expert theoretical knowledge with practical skills to help with the diagnosis and treatment of everything from endocrine disorders to antenatal complications. Whether you're working in a hospital laboratory or researching new treatments, you'll be doing vital, rewarding work which will improve and very often save lives.

Why study MSc Clinical Biochemistry at Middlesex?

Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Our course has a strong practical element, with an...

Informação importante
Quais são os objetivos da formação?

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.


Instalações e datas

Início Localização
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Reino Unido
Ver mapa

O que se aprende nesse curso?

Biomedical Science
IT Management
Skills and Training
Legal issues
Experimental Design
biomedical ethics


Our MSc Clinical Biochemistry course is a broad one, incorporating elements of microbiology and haematology too. You’ll leave with a sound understanding of common diseases and disorders and how they work, established and emerging bioanalytical technologies and techniques and how they are used to make diagnoses, and research methods.

You’ll study four core modules, common to all four postgraduate biomedical science courses: advanced bioanalytical techniques, biomedical ethics and law, laboratory leadership and management, and experimental design and statistics. Alongside these you’ll study four specialist clinical biochemistry modules: clinical disorders, developmental biochemistry, endocrinology and metabolism, and bioanalysis and clinical toxicology.

The core modules will cover how to design and carry out experiments and statistical analyses; literature searching, referencing and citation; techniques for analysing samples and molecules, including electrophoresis, gas and liquid chromatography and immunochemical techniques; aspects of managing a laboratory, from people management to business plans and budgets; safety, regulations and quality management; and ethical and legal issues, such as those surrounding research on animals and humans, assisted reproduction and genetics.

The specialist modules will cover clinical disorders of the major organs and the bones, including malignancies; the effects of pregnancy on physiology, biochemical and metabolic problems that can affect newborn babies, and maternal, antenatal and neonatal screening; diseases of the endocrine organs; clinical disorders associated with malnutrition, digestion, malabsorption and obesity; and more bioanalytical techniques, including biosensors and mass spectrometry.

You’ll then work on a dissertation, which will involve planning and carrying out an independent and original research project in a laboratory or clinical setting. You’ll work under the guidance of a supervisor, who you’ll meet with for at least an hour a week, and can base your project at your workplace if you’re in relevant employment. You’ll carry out a literature review and draw up a research proposal, design and conduct your experiments, collect and analyse your data, and present your findings in a 12,000 to 15,000 word report and a presentation to your tutors and fellow students.

The course will also improve your IT, communication, presentation, management, teamwork and problem solving skills. If you don’t want to or aren’t able to complete the full MSc, you can also obtain a PG Cert or PG Dip, studying four modules for a PG Cert and eight for a PG Dip, omitting the dissertation.
Year 1
Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques (15 Credits) Compulsory
Bioanalysis and Toxicology (15 Credits) Compulsory
Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 Credits) Compulsory
Clinical Disorders (15 Credits) Compulsory
Developmental Biochemistry (15 Credits) Compulsory
Endocrinology and Metabolism (15 Credits) Compulsory
Experimental Design and Statistics (15 Credits) Compulsory
Laboratory Leadership and Management (15 Credits) Compulsory
Research Project (60 Credits) Compulsory

Informação adicional

£12,500 per year